Alonzo Jackman Papers, 1830-1982, 1843-1879 bulk (1 Box)
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About Alonzo Jackman
Alonzo Jackman, a native of Thetford, VT, entered Norwich University in 1835 and graduated with an A.B. degree in 1836. He earned his A.M. degree in 1840 and his LL.D. degree in 1862. Throughout this tenure at Norwich, Jackman served as math tutor, 1835-1837; professor of mathematics, 1837-1840, 1844-1849, and 1852-1879; professor of natural philosophy, 1837-1838, 1858-1867 and 1870-1879; professor of civil engineering, 1837-1838 and 1870-1879; professor of topographical drawing, 1837-1838; instructor of military science and tactics, 1837-1838 and 1848-1849; and as librarian, 1845-1846 and 1854-1862. With Josiah Swett (Norwich class of 1837), later president of Norwich University, Jackman began to publish The Citizen Soldier, a publication featuring topics relevant to state militias, 1840-1841. Together, these two Norwich alumni opened the New England Seminary in Windsor, VT, which functioned from 1841-1844. After 1844, Jackman returned to Norwich, although a leave of absence from 1849 to 1852 took him west to California and Oregon. Jackman was active in state military affairs in Vermont and New Hampshire from 1838 until his death in 1879. He was also a prolific writer on math, science and military subjects. Jackman married Charlotte Sawyer (d. 1874) in 1856 and the couple had two children, both of whom predeceased Jackman. The control file included with the collection contains additional biographical information on Alonzo Jackman.
About the Collection
The collection consists primarily of Alonzo Jackman’s mathematical and scientific writings. Writings on other topics are also included as are many newspaper articles, speeches, addresses, lectures and lecture notes by Jackman. Also available are scattered personal papers with details of Jackman’s position on the Norwich University faculty. The collection also consists of biographical information on Alonzo Jackman. A fuller description of the collection can be found in the content listing below.
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